發文作者:c.w. | 三月 4, 2005

Walking

Book front cover

Title:
The Practice of Everyday Life
Author:
Michel De Certeau, Luce Giard, Pierre Mayol, Michel De Certeau, Steven F. Rendall
ISBN:
0520236998
Rating:
Not rated

昨天睡前翻看很多年前的舊書,在命名為 The Neighborhood的章節裡,讀到這一段:

The neighborhood is also the space of a relationship to the other as a social being, requiring a special treatment. To leave one’s home, to walk in the street, is right away to commit a cultural, nonarbitrary act: it inscribes the inhabitant in a network of social signs that preexist him or her…The relationship between entrance and exit, inside and outside, intersects with others such as between home and work, known and unknown, hot and cold, humid and dry weather, activity and passivity, masculine and feminine; this is always a relationship between oneself and the physical and social world. (p12, The Practice of Everyday Life, Vol. 2, Michel de Certeau )

上週去倫敦 Tate Modern 看了一個名為 Time Zone 的展覽,展品全是以時間為主題的錄影帶,挑戰了一般認知上對藝術的分類。因此在觀看上的方法也完全不同:一般靜態展品得自己去演繹時間和主題,這些錄影帶展品則是要耐心看他們說完。在這個層次上也挑戰了傳統美術館的定義。

最喜歡的是一個歐洲男人拿著報紙,在印尼的街道上繞著。錄影帶裡他若有所思,彷彿知道路似的,穿梭在充滿中文招牌、熱帶綠色植物、二層平房、摩托車、攤販與小巷的都市,永遠不停地走著,但和周圍的人連眼神交會都沒有。不像舒國治老是出門去找人味,也不像朱天心起碼會停下來跟貓打招呼,身為外國人,他只是一直走,一直走,即使他再熟悉這些大街小巷、家裡訂了印尼報紙,也只能一直走。

這展覽該和 Michel de Certeau 的這一段互為文本。

另外,最近被眾多文風不一的學術文章搞的暈頭轉向,這種簡潔、家常又帶有詩意的學術文字,真叫人心嚮往之。


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